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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 1984, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 1983-84

University of Delaware, B.A., 1980


Kent McCready has a diverse business transactional practice, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Kent has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and documenting the purchase and sale of businesses that are engaged in a variety of industries, including health care, telecommunications, media, energy, financial and heavy manufacturing. He represents clients ranging from public companies in connection with their purchases and sales of business divisions to companies owned by the second or third generation of family members. Kent regularly represents sellers and buyers engaged in an auction process.

He also has broad experience representing companies as outside general counsel in a wide range of general business and contractual matters, including with respect to equity and option issuances, governance issues, shareholder and operating agreements, employment and noncompetition agreements, and commercial contracts.

Kent also has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions.

His joint venture experience includes creating operating-company joint ventures between public companies; organizing joint ventures to acquire businesses; and representing investors in newly organized business entities. Kent has worked extensively with both corporations and limited liability companies.

Kent also has experience in the private placement of securities, as well as the use of North Carolina fairness hearings in connection with the issuance of securities as consideration for acquisitions.

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